Peppermint Essential Oil: Everything You Need to Know


Did you know that peppermint is actually a natural hybrid made from two different kinds of mint? Peppermint or Mentha piperita, is a cross between spearmint (Mentha spicata) and water mint (Mentha aquatica). Dating back to ancient Egypt, Peppermint was used as a form of currency- which is where the term “mint” came from when referring to the place money is made. Peppermints uses expanded to freshen breath, treat digestion issues, ease headaches, and aid pain as well as other medical ailments. It originated in Europe and the Middle East, but over the years it has spread to be enjoyed all over the world. 



  1. Improves mental function
  2. Boosts mood
  3. Reduces stress
  4. Treats allergy, cough, and cold symptoms
  5. Relieves pain and sore muscles
  6. Promotes hair growth
  7. Cleanses and deodorizes
  8. Repels insects




Add to your favourite diffuser like our best-selling Rejuvenate Diffuser to freshen the air in your space and sharpen mental focus.

Hair growth treatment

    Add a few drops to a carrier oil such as Argan Oil, Rosehip Oil, or Jojoba Oil. Apply to the scalp and massage gently to promote hair growth. 

    Insect repellant

      Mix a few drops with hot water in a spray bottle. Spray on any areas where insects may be found in your home. Use it on your body when outside to deter mosquitos.

      Headache remedy 

      Diffuse it and/or blend in a carrier oil to help ease headache. We encourage you to try Headache Roll-On which contains Peppermint and other essential oils knows to reduce headaches and combines them in a portable tube to apply on the go.

      Pain reliever

      Dilute peppermint oil in a carrier oil and apply it to sore or tender muscles and/or joints as a natural pain reliever. Try our Muscle Pain Roll-On which contains an expert blend of essential oils to relieve aches and soreness- even arthritic pain while on the go. 


      Peppermint essential oil pairs well with grapefruit, lemon, tea tree, lavender, eucalyptus, and rosemary. Here are some blends we’ve compiled for you to try; 


      Head Soother

      Inhaling this rich blend can soothe head tension and ease discomfort.

      4-5 drops Lavender oil

      4-6 drops Peppermint oil

      2-3 drops Basil oil

      Sinus Hero

      Clear your sinus and ease congestion with this opening blend. 

      3-6 drops Peppermint Oil

      2-3 drops Eucalyptus Oil

      2-3 drops Lemon Oil

      Stomach Settler

      Ease feelings of nausea and settle your stomach with this diffuser blend.

      4-6 drops Peppermint Oil

      2-4 drops Ginger Oil

      2-3 drops Lavender Oil

      Disclaimer: you should always consult your physician prior to using Peppermint Essential Oil when pregnant, breastfeeding or trying to become pregnant. When blending, always ensure you are diluting the oils to the recommended ratios either with water or a carrier oil to ensure no irritation to the skin occurs. All of Scentuals essential oils are for external use only and should never be ingested.

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